Postdoc Association


MPFI Postdoc Perks

State of the art Scientific Training
Teaching opportunities—FAU academic programs, annual Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques Course, etc.
Mentorship opportunities—formal programs for mentoring graduate students and postbac fellows
Travel awards to attend scientific meetings/courses
• Regular professional development and soft skills training
• Advanced scientific training (optics short course, etc.)
• Sponsored Research Office identifies relevant funding opportunities and assists with submission
• Tailored training with support from the administration with scientific backgrounds

Be a part of a dynamic community of international scholars
• Several opportunities to contribute to the direction of scientific events and invited speakers (Sunposium, MPFI Scientific Retreat, etc.)
Community-oriented programs like Journal Club, Favorite Fridays, MPFI Neurotransmissions Podcast, etc.
• Frequent interactions with elite external scientists
MPFI Postdoc Association (PDA) and other groups provide support and resources
• Tri-institute campus with regular interactions with Scripps Research and FAU



Postdoc Seminar Series

MPFI organizes monthly postdoctoral seminar series to provide a casual forum for the postdocs to present their research projects at different stages of their postdoctoral training. The talk is open to the whole institute and following the talk, each postdoc gets feedback from the directors and research group leaders on their new research ideas, work in progress or completed job talks.

Co-mentor program for MPFI postdocs

To enhance postdocs’ training experience, MPFI initiated a co-mentoring program for all postdocs. Including additional mentors in each postdoc’s training will give them opportunities to increase their network and get diverse scientific feedback. All MPFI postdocs are encouraged to identify 1-2 additional mentors from either within or outside the institute and meet annually or semi-annually with the co-mentor to review mentee’s research, fellowship, and career development.

Postdoc Alumni

Helena Decker

Head of Scientific Communications, MPFI

Wei Dong

Principal Investigator, Southwest Medical University

Paul Evans

Head of Scientific Training, MPFI

Yugo Ishino

Assistant Professor, Kindai University

Seungwon Jeong

Postdoctoral Researcher, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Johnson

Science and AI Teacher, Oxbridge Academy

Christian Keine

Postdoctoral Scholar, Iowa University

Tal Laviv

Assistant Professor, Tel Aviv University

Matthias Lübbert

Dept. Head / Senior Manager Clinical Trial Management, Biofrontera Bioscience GmbH

Colin O'banion


Won Chan Oh

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Matt Rowan

Assistant Professor, Emory University

Joe Schumacher

Head of Undergraduate Training, MPFI

Erzsebet Szatmari

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, East Carolina University

Michael Yetman

High School Teacher, Proof School

He Zheng

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Miami

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